the nuclear “safety” distraction

There’s nothing special about this article in particular, but it’s an example of what the nuclear industry wants to see over the coming years. That is, a debate focused on the immediate “safety” of nuclear energy production.

The fact is however, that nuclear energy production is neither clean (uranium mining and waste storage) nor sustainable. But so long as the industry can convince us that the short-term “safety” of nuclear power production can improve (which is entirely plausible), then they could succeed in drawing our attention away from fundamental reasons to avoid it.


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